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Behind all of the grim headlines about the burgeoning epidemic of opioid addiction and its tragic death toll — claiming some 78 lives each day or nearly 30,000 lives annually in the U.S. alone — efforts are gaining ground to manage both … more
Q: What can be done about interstitial cystitis, or bladder pain syndrome? I'm told there's no cause or cure, and that some doctors don't even believe it exists. more
As winter drags on, so does the season for colds, stomach viruses, strep and the flu.Many illnesses occur most frequently in the winter months. And peak season can last through May.It's not clear why winter brings so many health woes, says Pritish … more
Let's start by looking at some common beliefs about alcohol.How would you answer the following questions, true or false? A moderate amount of alcohol each day is good for your health. The United Nations has established a standard portion size for … more
HCRS hosts community eventBRATTLEBORO — Health Care and Rehabilitation Services, Vermont's second-largest community mental-health agency, will be hosting a Community Appreciation Event on Saturday, April 29, at The Robert H. Gibson River … more
HINSDALE, N.H. — The Hinsdale School District is one of six Monadnock Region businesses and organizations that have made the commitment to make their workplaces healthier for employees. These organizations join the growing number of businesses … more
BRATTLEBORO — NAMI Vermont will sponsor the NAMI Family-to- Family Education Program specifically for family members, partners and significant others of individuals with major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective … more
BRATTELBORO — The Vermont Department of Economic Development recently awarded Brattleboro Memorial Hospital a $74,000 Workforce Development Grant. Funded through the Vermont Training Program, the grant will enable BMH to hire, train, and … more
Q: I just read your column about a daily aspirin regimen, which raised these questions for me: If someone appears to be in the middle of a heart attack, should you try to give them an aspirin? Also, does it pay to keep aspirin in the house just for … more
Many people have expressed to me their desire for a dignified death for themselves and their loved ones. This is a challenge in a death-phobic culture where life at all costs (physically, emotionally and financially) is the norm. Too many of us know … more
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